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Blog of Weight Loss, Dieting & Obesity Research - Archive #0132.
The 'clean plate club' may turn children into overeaters
Preschoolers whose parents forced them to clean their plates, ate 41 percent more snacks when at school. Part of this is because preschool snack time was one place where they could regain control of what they ate. Unfortunately, it was for the worse and not the better
7 steps to successful child and adolescent weight loss
Overweight children and adolescents, with the active involvement of their parents and families, can successfully lose weight by following the seven steps to success described in the current issue of Obesity Management
Study finds injectable birth control causes significant weight gain and changes in body mass
Women using depot medroxyprogesterone acetate, commonly known as the birth control shot, gained an average of 11 pounds and increased their body fat by 3.4 percent over three years
Is one diet as good as another?
Any diet will do? Not if you want to lose fat instead of muscle. Not if you want to lower your triglyceride levels so you'll be less likely to develop diabetes and heart disease. Not if you want to avoid cravings that tempt you to cheat on your diet. And not if you want to keep the weight off long-term
Fast-food density and neighborhood walkability affect residents' weight and waist size
In a research article published recently by the American Journal of Epidemiology, Oregon Research Institute scientist Fuzhong Li, Ph.D., and colleagues show that a high-density of fast food outlets was associated with an increase of three pounds in weight and .8 inches in waist circumference among neighborhood residents who frequently ate at those restaurants
Influence of 'obesity gene' can be offset by healthy diet
Children who carry a gene strongly associated with obesity could offset its effect by eating a low energy density diet
Study sheds new light on link between obesity and infertility
Obese women have alterations in their ovaries which might be responsible for an egg's inability to make an embryo
Obesity linked to hormone imbalance that impacts sexual quality of life
Hormonal changes and diminished sexual quality of life among obese men are related to the degree of obesity, and both are improved after gastric bypass surgery
Study shows potential for resolving type 2 diabetes with bariatric surgery
The primary risk factor for type 2 diabetes is obesity. Medical research indicates that surgery to reduce obesity can completely eliminate all manifestations of diabetes. In a study, investigators analyzed 621 studies from 1990 to April of 2006, which showed that 78.1 percent of diabetic patients had complete resolution and diabetes was improved or resolved in 86.6 percent of patients as the result of bariatric surgery
Missing link between fructose, insulin resistance found
A new study in mice sheds light on the insulin resistance that can come from diets loaded with high-fructose corn syrup, a sweetener found in most sodas and many other processed foods. The report also suggests a way to prevent those ill effects
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